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June 1972

A Clamp for Strengthening Müller's Muscle in the Treatment of Ptosis: Modification, Theory, and Clamp for the Fasanella-Servat Ptosis Operation

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;87(6):665-667. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000020667010

A new clamp has been devised to replace the two curved hemostats in the Fasanella-Servat ptosis operation. The advantages of the clamp are discussed. A theory that the clamp relieves ptosis by strengthening Müller's muscle by its resection and advancement is presented.

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